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(Talking Points Memo)   Let's check on the Republican Party one year after its demoralizing loss in last November's election. Hey, GOP, what's going on in th- OH LAWD   (talkingpointsmemo.com ) divider line
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2013-10-28 02:06:28 PM  
as virtually everyone with a brain predicted, the lesson they apparently took from their shellacking in 2012 was that they need to veer even farther to the right and alienate even more minorities.
 
2013-10-28 02:10:13 PM  
"A year after losing a presidential race many Republicans thought was winnable, the party arguably is in worse shape than before"

Arguably?
 
2013-10-28 02:13:08 PM  

BunkoSquad: "A year after losing a presidential race many Republicans thought was winnable, the party arguably is in worse shape than before"

Arguably?


As far as the future well-being of the US is concerned, this is the best shape the GOP have been in for decades.
 
2013-10-28 02:14:39 PM  
A year after losing a presidential race many Republicans thought was winnable

there's your problem, GOP. You're not very bright.
 
2013-10-28 02:18:51 PM  

what_now: A year after losing a presidential race many Republicans thought was winnable

there's your problem, GOP. You're not very bright.


It was winnable, if they had bothered to try pushing a candidate that wasn't pants-on-head retarded. It was a mirror image of what happened in the DNC primaries in 2004.
 
2013-10-28 02:21:20 PM  

exick: what_now: A year after losing a presidential race many Republicans thought was winnable

there's your problem, GOP. You're not very bright.

It was winnable, if they had bothered to try pushing a candidate that wasn't pants-on-head retarded. It was a mirror image of what happened in the DNC primaries in 2004.


I'd take Kerry over Romney any day.

/Edwards vs. Ryan?  Don't want to think too much about that.
 
2013-10-28 02:28:31 PM  

what_now: A year after losing a presidential race many Republicans thought was winnable

there's your problem, GOP. You're not very bright.


well, that and they live inside a media echo chamber.
 
2013-10-28 02:30:39 PM  
Fox Mulder explained this phenomenon for the GOP: "Did you really expect you could call up the Devil, then ask him to behave?"
 
2013-10-28 02:32:23 PM  
FTFA "If we don't find common ground and stand on the same side of the line, we're going to have a very ugly and rough couple of years,"

Much like a skydiver whose parachute doesn't open has a "rough couple of yards", starting about 6 feet above the ground.
 
2013-10-28 02:37:26 PM  

exick: It was winnable, if they had bothered to try pushing a candidate that wasn't pants-on-head retarded. It was a mirror image of what happened in the DNC primaries in 2004.


It wasn't winnable, which is why the crazy candidates ran en masse to begin with.  They still ended up pushing the least crazy candidate out of the group.  The heavy hitters like Chris Christie, Jeb Bush, Mitch Daniels and Rob Portman didn't want to have anything to do with this election because they are smart and knew that Obama was the points on favorite and they would be damaging themselves by running now.  Since they all declared so early they wouldn't be running, every nutbag threw their hat in their ring to make a personal profit.  Everyone said that would happen 2 or 3 years before the election even started.  The only reason that people think the election was winnable was because of the first debate, but even then the advanced polling showed Obama still winning, just in less of a landslide than what ended up happening.
 
2013-10-28 02:47:08 PM  
Subby, in the last Batman movie, when Batman was thrown down into that hellish hole-in-the-ground prison with his back broken and only a single tiny television with amazingly local reception to occupy his mind, did you think he was finished? Did you think, well, I guess this is how the movie ends, no way he's getting out of this one, dude can't even walk, and get up and leave the theater? No, you didn't, did you? You had faith. You knew that Batman was just at an ebb, one single low point -- but that he would rise again. Hence the name of the movie..."The Dark Knight Rises." That's called symbolism, in case you didn't know. So you had faith in Batman, you stayed for the whole movie, but you don't have the same faith for the GOP? You should think on what that says about you subby, and think about whether you're happy with it. Think about whether you want to be a better person.

I'll believe in you, like I believed in Batman.
 
2013-10-28 02:50:06 PM  

Pocket Ninja: Subby, in the last Batman movie, when Batman was thrown down into that hellish hole-in-the-ground prison with his back broken and only a single tiny television with amazingly local reception to occupy his mind, did you think he was finished? Did you think, well, I guess this is how the movie ends, no way he's getting out of this one, dude can't even walk, and get up and leave the theater? No, you didn't, did you? You had faith. You knew that Batman was just at an ebb, one single low point -- but that he would rise again. Hence the name of the movie..."The Dark Knight Rises." That's called symbolism, in case you didn't know. So you had faith in Batman, you stayed for the whole movie, but you don't have the same faith for the GOP? You should think on what that says about you subby, and think about whether you're happy with it. Think about whether you want to be a better person.

I'll believe in you, like I believed in Batman.


That's the  PN we know and love.

You should write for sitcoms.
 
2013-10-28 02:55:32 PM  

Pocket Ninja: I'll believe in you, like I believed in Batman.


I reserve my belief for Harvey Dent.
 
2013-10-28 03:04:13 PM  
Speaking of the divide among the GOP:  "If we don't find common ground and stand on the same side of the line, we're going to have a very ugly and rough couple of years," said Sara Taylor Fagen, who directed political affairs in President George W. Bush's White House.

You're going to have a rough couple of years. One side of that equation are a bunch of pants on head count to potato derpinoids who are, without any exaggeration whatsoever, dangerously irrational. They are the kind of people who voted for US default, who voted for taking the entire world down, and would have been claiming in the Mad Max aftermath that they were sure they'd done God's will.

The Frankenstein comic that gets posted frequently is entirely apt. You, the "rational" GOP saw an opportunity for short term gains through encouraging the crazies, and in so doing you farked yourselves and everyone else in this country. Digging yourselves out and returning yourselves to being a party worthy of governing is going to be a long and politically bloody road and will probably require actively separating yourselves from and denouncing the Teahadists, forcing them into another distinct party and rebuilding your strength but taking the independents back from the left, where many are simply because the GOP has become stupider than a sack full of staplers.
 
2013-10-28 03:04:21 PM  

FloydA: BunkoSquad: "A year after losing a presidential race many Republicans thought was winnable, the party arguably is in worse shape than before"

Arguably?

As far as the future well-being of the US is concerned, this is the best shape the GOP have been in for decades.


I don't know.  I mean, I hear what you're saying.  But look at how much damage they're capable of even when in disarray.
 
2013-10-28 03:06:03 PM  
i.imgur.com

What the GOP needs is a leader to rally behind. Blake Farenthold is that leader.
 
2013-10-28 03:08:29 PM  
Your mistake was ascribing a learning curve to the teahadists based on election results.

Instead of looking at the cornholing of 2012 and thinking "Hmm. Perhaps purposely alienating young people, women and minorities isn't the way to go -- maybe we should try to reconcile our purported message of fiscal conservatism with a platform that can appeal to the changing demographics of this nation" the response was more akin to:

"That there Fartb0ngo used his voodoo powers to summon the forces of ACORN and the Lamestream Streaming Media to power Soros' Electo-Dominator and erase the votes of the 575,000,000 REAL 'Mericans who wanted a regular Joe like Mitt Romney as president!"
 
2013-10-28 03:11:06 PM  

Pocket Ninja: Subby, in the last Batman movie, when Batman was thrown down into that hellish hole-in-the-ground prison with his back broken and only a single tiny television with amazingly local reception to occupy his mind, did you think he was finished? Did you think, well, I guess this is how the movie ends, no way he's getting out of this one, dude can't even walk, and get up and leave the theater? No, you didn't, did you? You had faith. You knew that Batman was just at an ebb, one single low point -- but that he would rise again. Hence the name of the movie..."The Dark Knight Rises." That's called symbolism, in case you didn't know. So you had faith in Batman, you stayed for the whole movie, but you don't have the same faith for the GOP? You should think on what that says about you subby, and think about whether you're happy with it. Think about whether you want to be a better person.

I'll believe in you, like I believed in Batman.


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2013-10-28 03:14:25 PM  

Mr. Coffee Nerves: Your mistake was ascribing a learning curve to the teahadists based on election results.

Instead of looking at the cornholing of 2012 and thinking "Hmm. Perhaps purposely alienating young people, women and minorities isn't the way to go -- maybe we should try to reconcile our purported message of fiscal conservatism with a platform that can appeal to the changing demographics of this nation" the response was more akin to:

"That there Fartb0ngo used his voodoo powers to summon the forces of ACORN and the Lamestream Streaming Media to power Soros' Electo-Dominator and erase the votes of the 575,000,000 REAL 'Mericans who wanted a regular Joe like Mitt Romney as president!"


i have you forked as "funny motherfarker" for a reason. bravo.
 
2013-10-28 03:15:29 PM  
er, "farkied," not "forked." stupid autocorrect.
 
2013-10-28 03:16:38 PM  
img.fark.net
 
2013-10-28 03:31:11 PM  

MaudlinMutantMollusk: [img.fark.net image 850x637]


that elephants got a bad case of tea
 
2013-10-28 03:32:02 PM  
The Republicans are at least sane when they let the really rich guys run the show like they used to. Their policies may be greedy, but they make sense and their objectives are clear, they like profit. Those guys would always throw a bone to the religious whack jobs like talking about abortion or something, but never really making those things a top priority. The Tea Party, though, that's all they care about. They also seem to be clueless how a democracy works; many of them have surrounded themselves by similar-thinking people they actually are unaware they are a minority in this country. But taking a stand and refusing to budge is not how democracy works, and it will end badly on your side. But they aren't the smartest people in the country, that's for sure.
 
2013-10-28 03:32:40 PM  
static.guim.co.uk
 
2013-10-28 03:34:14 PM  
The Modern GOP:
You have to be a fat idiot to be listened to...

pixel.nymag.com
 
2013-10-28 03:35:17 PM  
He said Republicans of all stripes overwhelmingly agree on basic issues, including reduced federal spending,

Everyone agrees on reduced spending.  No one agrees on what spending to reduce.
 
2013-10-28 03:35:19 PM  
Not to worry, they've gerrymandered the entire US to the degree it's going to take most of the baby boomers dying off before they cease having a significant voice.
 
2013-10-28 03:37:48 PM  

Rapmaster2000: Everyone agrees on reduced spending.


Not me.
 
2013-10-28 03:39:01 PM  
fta Many Republican consultants say the party's internal struggles will continue until a leader emerges as the 2016 presidential nominee.

That's the lesson Republican consultants learned from McCain and Romney?
 
2013-10-28 03:39:02 PM  

Barry Lyndon's Annuity Cheque: [i.imgur.com image 475x442]

What the GOP needs is a leader to rally behind. Blake Farenthold is that leader.


How can you mention Blake Farenthold and not even use the best pic of him?

seattle98.files.wordpress.com
 
2013-10-28 03:39:51 PM  
I'm just sitting back and enjoying the show.


However, 'bout damn time the general public took notice...
 
2013-10-28 03:39:53 PM  
i'm curious - have any of you also seen the freepers discussions on forcing a "constitutional convention"?

they are sure they can get enough states to do so - but they don't say why

/threadjack?
//sorry - just mystified
///3
 
2013-10-28 03:39:56 PM  

Dusk-You-n-Me: Rapmaster2000: Everyone agrees on reduced spending.

Not me.


Moar spending, please. Lots moar.
 
2013-10-28 03:40:55 PM  

Rapmaster2000: He said Republicans of all stripes overwhelmingly agree on basic issues, including reduced federal spending,

Everyone agrees on reduced spending.  No one agrees on what spending to reduce.


Not exactly true.  Neither party *really* cares about reduced spending.  They care about reducing spending to the things they don't like.  The GOP is absolutely fine with spending the country into bankruptcy as long as the money goes to defense contractors, for instance.
 
2013-10-28 03:40:55 PM  

Barry Lyndon's Annuity Cheque: [i.imgur.com image 475x442]

What the GOP needs is a leader to rally behind. Blake Farenthold is that leader.


For Christ's sakes, Baby Huey here even has the word 'fart' in his name.
 
2013-10-28 03:41:06 PM  

Notabunny: Moar spending, please. Lots moar.


Absolutely.
 
2013-10-28 03:41:40 PM  
They made this monster, let them wander in the forest for having done so
 
2013-10-28 03:41:46 PM  

Mr. Coffee Nerves: Your mistake was ascribing a learning curve to the teahadists based on election results.

Instead of looking at the cornholing of 2012 and thinking "Hmm. Perhaps purposely alienating young people, women and minorities isn't the way to go -- maybe we should try to reconcile our purported message of fiscal conservatism with a platform that can appeal to the changing demographics of this nation" the response was more akin to:

"That there Fartb0ngo used his voodoo powers to summon the forces of ACORN and the Lamestream Streaming Media to power Soros' Electo-Dominator and erase the votes of the 575,000,000 REAL 'Mericans who wanted a regular Joe like Mitt Romney as president!"


And free gifts .... don't forget the free gifts
 
2013-10-28 03:41:53 PM  
media.caller.com
Woot woot!
 
2013-10-28 03:43:06 PM  

Dusk-You-n-Me: Rapmaster2000: Everyone agrees on reduced spending.

Not me.


There's also no evidence that Republicans believe in reducing spending either.

Reagan's economic advisor admitted that the plan was always to overspend, create a deficit, and then point at it so you could alarm people into defunding programs you didn't like.
 
2013-10-28 03:44:13 PM  

Barry Lyndon's Annuity Cheque: What the GOP needs is a leader to rally behind. Blake Farenthold is that leader.


Or whoever drives this truck. Either way.

31.media.tumblr.com
 
2013-10-28 03:44:16 PM  

the_vegetarian_cannibal: Barry Lyndon's Annuity Cheque: [i.imgur.com image 475x442]

What the GOP needs is a leader to rally behind. Blake Farenthold is that leader.

How can you mention Blake Farenthold and not even use the best pic of him?


What the fark am I looking at? Is this the guy that told veterans to suck it up?
 
2013-10-28 03:44:49 PM  

Notabunny: Dusk-You-n-Me: Rapmaster2000: Everyone agrees on reduced spending.

Not me.

Moar spending, please. Lots moar.


Everyone wants to spend more money, they want to cut things they don't like so that can be accomplished.
 
2013-10-28 03:44:56 PM  

Barry Lyndon's Annuity Cheque: Blake Farenthold


i'm not even going to bother befarting that guy's name
 
2013-10-28 03:45:12 PM  

Hickory-smoked: Barry Lyndon's Annuity Cheque: What the GOP needs is a leader to rally behind. Blake Farenthold is that leader.

Or whoever drives this truck. Either way.

[31.media.tumblr.com image 480x565]


If the rapture comes assholes like this will be right down with the poor sods like me.

*Pride* is a sin.
 
2013-10-28 03:45:47 PM  

Hickory-smoked: Barry Lyndon's Annuity Cheque: What the GOP needs is a leader to rally behind. Blake Farenthold is that leader.

Or whoever drives this truck. Either way.

[31.media.tumblr.com image 480x565]


I'd really like to know who these of people think were the First and Second Antichrists. Well, they'll all say Hitler for one of them, but who's the other?
 
2013-10-28 03:45:48 PM  

Hickory-smoked: Barry Lyndon's Annuity Cheque: What the GOP needs is a leader to rally behind. Blake Farenthold is that leader.

Or whoever drives this truck. Either way.

[31.media.tumblr.com image 480x565]


The government-issued handicapped parking permit is really what completes that picture.
 
2013-10-28 03:45:55 PM  

parasol: i'm curious - have any of you also seen the freepers discussions on forcing a "constitutional convention"?

they are sure they can get enough states to do so - but they don't say why

/threadjack?
//sorry - just mystified
///3


That's honestly not the worst idea.
 
2013-10-28 03:45:58 PM  

MFAWG: the_vegetarian_cannibal: Barry Lyndon's Annuity Cheque: [i.imgur.com image 475x442]

What the GOP needs is a leader to rally behind. Blake Farenthold is that leader.

How can you mention Blake Farenthold and not even use the best pic of him?

What the fark am I looking at? Is this the guy that told veterans to suck it up?


Yes.  And he did it over a 24oz Steak at Texas Roadhouse.
 
2013-10-28 03:46:01 PM  

Rapmaster2000: He said Republicans of all stripes overwhelmingly agree on basic issues, including reduced federal spending,

Everyone agrees on reduced spending.  No one agrees on what spending to reduce.


Yes they do agree. Below are some suggestions:

1. NPR
2. Planned Parenthood
3. Do away with unnecessary things such as EPA
 
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